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Discussion in 'Disney / Pixar' started by MrCleveland, Aug 22, 2021.

  1. MrCleveland

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    I dunno if this is a rumor or if it's true...but Disney could buy-out Sony.
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    Rumor. Worse, it seems to be part of a pitch in a short-trading scheme. Sony is perfectly stable, and foreign-owned. Disney already has enough assets to compete nose-to-nose or better with Sony Pictures, so they'd be disinclined to meddle in overseas production. Disney may have absorbed 20th Century Fox, but that was a domestic studio, practically a next-door neighbor.
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    I still think Disney buying FOX is conspiracy...especially in this day and age!

    Once people nitpick Disney's past...we'll be going to Fox Studios Hollywood or Fox Studios Orlando!
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    Not a "conspiracy," Mister C, otherwise the SEC would've put the kibosh on the acquisition. No, Fox Animation went moribund after the flop of Titan A.E., so selling that division off for cash was just sound business for Fox Media Corporation. Disney picks up some talented, experienced animators, plus production equipment at fire sale prices.
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    (I think) one day, Viacom will own all American entertainment! Though Disney is big...the merger with Fox has hurt them! Warnermedia has no interest in buying stations right now...who knows...they may buy Disney! Universal may be next to merge with someone...probably MGM-Amazon.

    But Viacom...they're a conglomerate and would rather buy than be bought-out!

    If anything...this may be the next mergers...

    MGM-Amazon gets bought-out by Viacom.
    Comcast-Universal gets bought-out by Warnermedia.
    Viacom buys Sony.
    Viacom buys Disney.
    Warnermedia gets bought-out by Viacom.

    I doubt there'll be anymore buyouts...but I just think of Demolition Man where everything is Taco Bell...Viacom is the Taco Bell of the entertainment world!
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    I think that sony would make a great job owning it though
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    I won't doubt that'll happen...Sony buys Disney because Disney isn't doing too well as we speak.
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    If Sony buys Disney...will the Eastland girls from The Facts of Life be princesses...or just Blair Warner?
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    Only the Disney film studios are hurting. Disney's theme parks have had a dip in attendance, but that's creeping back to pre-virus levels. The only other Disney asset in decline is Marvel Comics, which recently lost a lot of talent to Substack. Disney merchandising is as strong as ever, and the corporation as a whole is still solid financially. Sony Corp. couldn't possibly scare up enough cash to buy out Disney; at best, they might get a fire sale on Marvel Comics and some other under-performing holdings, but that'd be about it. And nobody really wants to buy in on tanking properties. I cannot foresee a seismic buy-out either way.
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    I hope we're only talking about "Sony Entertainment" and not any other company. I used to work for Sony of America and would hate to see that happen.
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    The only studio Disney should be concerned is either WarnerMedia or Viacom.

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